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policy agenda is the winding down of the war in afghanistan. this friday, mr. obama meets with afghan president hamid karzai. they'll meet in washington to discuss u.s. troop levels in the afghan army. a key issue -- how many u.s. troops will remain in afghanistan after 2014. >>> a grim search resumes this morning for two new jersey teenagers who fell through the ice on a frozen lake. the lake is located about 50 miles northwest of new york city. the boys were walking on the lake last night about 200 yards from shore when they fell in. two residents heard calls for help, got into a boat and tried to reach the teenagers but were not successful. >>> overseas, five americans were among the victims of a helicopter crash in peru. the twin motor copter crashed monday in the amazon jungle. it was owned by a u.s. company. there were seven people on board. a peruvian official said all were killed. it's reported that some of the victims worked for an oil exploration firm. >>> for the first time prosecutors are unveiling evidence against alleged colorado theater gunman ja
obama set to host the afghan president harmid karzai just a little while ago we learned it will happen friday at the white house. they will discuss the u.s. transition in afghanistan. president obama expected to soon decide what the u.s. role in afghanistan will actually be after 2014. number 3. ten banks have agreed to pay homeowners a combined $8.5 billion. to settle accusations of improper foreclosures. the deal could compensate hundreds of thousands of americans whose homes were seized because of abuses such as robo signing. number 2, a cop in court described trying to save people as they lay pleading and dying during the the killer did not appear to show any emotion. number one, president obama urging the that the to confirm his picks for defense secretary and for cia director. early reaction suggests there will be resistance. and that's "the fox report's" top five.
, president obama and karzai will support who will support the soldiers. karzai was u.s. soldiers out of this country's villages. afghans have taken over security for nearly 90% of the military. in some areas, they were far from ready. on the agenda this week will be progress in talks with the taliban. insurgents will be sent a warning. if karzai and the kabul regime agree with the presence of a single american soldier, they will also be a responsible for future hostilities, casualties, and destruction. some hoped the meeting will mean troops will pack up and head home sooner. that might help the peace process. >> if international troops withdraw from the country, the jihad against international invaders will be totally or more than 90% over. >> this meeting will influence the number of soldiers president obama is willing to send home and the number president karzai is willing to tolerate. this has changed into a war of counterterrorism. the interest of afghanistan and america will not be easily disentangled. across the country, u.s. bases are disappearing. this week's meeting will he
? >> it is the question of immunity for american forces. the u.s. does not want its soldiers being prosecuted by an afghan accords for obvious reasons. this is a big sticking point. >> karzai would like that? >> yes. that is very much what he would like. and then there is the numbers. the obama administration [inaudible] the final number will be 8000 to 10,000. >> the white house did not rule out the possibility that there will be no u.s. combat troops after the end of 2014. what difference to the future to those numbers make? >> most importantly it is psychological. if the u.s. pulls the plug on december 31, 2014, afghans are going to have a fairly collective [inaudible] a garantor against pakistan interfering with the country and also the taliban not coming back. that is a real concern when july 2011 was the drawdown date. >> what can 8000 troops do to stop that happening? >> a good question. i would find it hard to believe that the u.s. government would not leave some number of troops. think about the blood and treasure that has gone into this. it is not just the united states. it is the u.s. and nato
with the afghan taliban. drones have always been deeply unpopular with pakistanis because of civilian deaths because. now general stanley mcchrystal, in charge of forces in afghanistan, cautions about their overuse. but president obama has just named john brenan as the one he wants to run the cia and he has been one of the strongest advocates of drawn attacks as obama's counterterrorism chief. now more from the pakistani capital islamabad. >> the pakistani establishment have said the drone strikes are counterproductive because there is collateral damage. that collateral damage has now been established by the bureau of investigative journalism and the stanford report. so there is considerable criticism about the legality of those strikes. john brenan had already said there was no collateral damage in the drone strikes, something that is documented. the pakistanis are warning that it will jeopardize their own counterinsurgency strategies in the tribal areas. peace talks to stop the fighting in the central african republic have been delayed until the end of the week. meanwhile, thousands of peo
's the right thing to do. >> we're roughly two years from the timetable set by president obama to withdraw our forces from afghanistan. today, another unfortunate story about an afghan soldier, firing on and killing some nato forces, not u.s., i don't believe. many people look at that and say, why don't we get out now, it's not going to work. it's not going to succeed. do you agree? >> i think afghanistan can succeed. but i also think it's important for our country on two levels. first, we do have an emotional commitment to afghanistan, a responsibility. we went there in 2001 for our interests, to go after al qaeda. not because the afghans asked us. and we raised expectations among females and other parts of society. so i think there's an emotional commitment. but there's also a geostrategic imperative. stability in that region is important for the world. it's important for america. hundreds of thousands of eep soldiers there. >> how could we hope for stability if we're out entirely in two years and the taliban knows we're going to be out? and even with 70,000 troops on the ground right now, i
, the taliban is at the table, maybe even at the massage table. the various afghan sides are talking to each other about the end of the american part of the war and what it means for them. president obama listed ending the afghanistan war first on the list of -- on his list of priorities for the things he is going to work on post fiscal cliff at this new start of his second term. the outgoing commanding general for the u.s. in afghanistan, general allen, the other guy whose e-mails are being investigated in connection with the sex scandal that caused general petraeus to resign, general allen, his outgoing recommendation as he leaves as commanding general of the war in afghanistan of course we should leave tens of thousands of americans there as long as possible until we finally have to leave at the end of 2014, and then we should leave tens of thousands of americans there even thereafter. naturally that is his recommendation. when is the last time a general asked to please have fewer resources to work with. but however many americans get left in afghanistan in some training capacity in the l
about the benghazi hearings. also, hamid karzai, the afghan president, is said to meet with president obama friday, the first meeting since president obama won reelection in november. a previous next from this "washington journal" of that visit, and of the u.s. military presence in afghanistan. host: we want to welcome to our table retired lieutenant colonel john nagl talking about u.s.- afghanistan relations and the president of afghanistan coming to washington, meeting with the president on friday. why is he coming to washington and what is on the agenda? guest: we are in a very important. in the u.s.-afghanistan in relationship. we are thinking about the long- term relationship of the united states and afghanistan and what that is. to be cured by the end of 2014, the american combat role in afghanistan will come to an end. afghanistan will continue to need american economic and development help for probably at least a decade to come, probably much longer. president karzai is here to talk to president obama about what the nature and shape of that relationship will be over the long t
. the future of the u.s. troop residency in afghanistan is front and center this week. president obama expected to meet afghanistan's president, hamid karzai at the white house friday. focus to make sure there's a smooth security handover to the afghan government when nato forces leave afghanistan next year. it's still unclear how many u.s. troops will remain to train afghan security forces and focus on counterterrorism. chris lawrence outlines the proposals for the transition. >> reporter: the options are on the table. at the low end, a little more than 6,000 troops, mostly special operations forces hunting terrorists with a small amount of training for afghan forces. the 10,000 option would still focus on al qaeda, but would add conventional troops to expand afghan training. a 15,000 option would include even more conventional troops to go on limited patrols and give afghans even more support. some experts say, forget that last option. 15,000. >> it's not politically tenable in congress, it's not doable of a budget execution perspective. >> reporter: analyst stephanie sanok worked in baghdad
for the diplomats in this building and who must frequently contend with complaints from afghan and pakistani officials who say these drones all too often wind up killing innocent civilians instead of terrorists the drone program is one of the national security initiatives that president obama inherited from the bush administration and one which the current commander-in-chief has dramatically expanded. for all his criticism of president bush during the 2008 campaign over his conduct of the war on terror president obama has largely kept in place if not enhanced the architecture of that war as mr. bush and his advisors designed it. with his announcement yesterday that he is seeking to elevate john brennan from counterterrorism advisor to director of the central intelligence agency, president obama is effectively doubling down on the drone program which has seen a estimated 300 strikes carried out during the obama era, reportedly killing more than 2500 people. a former member of the obama national security team, retired general stanley mcchrystal cautions while these unmanned aerial vehicles whi
with then senator chuck hagel. on washington journal tomorrow morning, we will focus on president obama buz the 33w.uncement for his nominate we will look at the nomination of center chuck hegel to be defense secretary. we'll talk about relations between the u.s. and afghanistan and afghan president karzai is a visit to washington this week. >> i think that collectivization of the minds of america's founding fathers is particularly dangerous, because as i say so often in the book, there were not a technical group. presenting them as such tends to dramatically oversimplify politics of the founding generation, the minute it comes to be used as a big barogram to hit people over the head with, in ways that are -- becomes a big battering ram. >> michael austin on what he calls the deep, historical flaws by conservative commentators. he shares his views with david fontana, sunday at 9:00 p.m. and midnight eastern on c-span2. >> next, a discussion on the role of capitalism with len rothschild. this is from the forum on world outlook. >> it is my pleasure to welcome the chief executive of e.l. rothschild t
Search Results 0 to 12 of about 13 (some duplicates have been removed)